Track your weight loss success using a diet journal. Jot down your measurements, current weight and a list of weight loss goals. You may also wish to track your diet menus. Alongside of your menu, be sure to write how you felt during the day, after your meal. Were you hungry? Antsy? Satisfied? Not satisfied?
Keeping a record of your diet menus can help signal a Diet Glitch and keep you on track with your weight loss program. Sort out the foods that you feel most satisfied with at mealtime and weed out those foods that offer a low level of 'Hunger Gratification'. You may also quickly note a trend in the 'same types of foods' that are being eaten. Shaking up your diet menu helps keep your body happy and your diet on track.
Calorie-free is going to be a bit difficult to find in your pantry or fridge, but the following food comes pretty close: 1/2 cup of most melon contain about 30 calories.
Alcohol consumption has been proven in a myriad of controlled studies to be linked to high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver, vitamin deficiencies, an enlarged heart, lower immunity, cancer (especially colon cancer), memory loss and yes, weight gain. Oh dear - no 'cheers' here!
Walk or run for weight loss success? Which works best? Walking or running for 1 mile burns about the same number of calories. However, a fast walk is better than a slow walk because one of the keys to health is getting the heart rate up enough so that it strengthens the body. Stronger heart, stronger lungs, stronger underarms - a whole stronger you! And that's a good thing.
Constipation May Contribute to Weight Woes - 'Wipe out' constipation before it settles in to stay (no pun intended!). Constipation is no laughing matter if you are the victim. It can stagnate more than your system, and does a number in bogging down your diet.
Supersizing Supersizes - Many foods have increased in size over the last twenty years - not only at fast food places where supersizing is offered, but at the market. Bigger bagels, bigger sodas, bigger muffins, bigger donuts.
It's more important than ever to check that label for serving size recommendation as that giant muffin may be intended to serve a group rather than an individual.
Leave Some for Later Dieter - Even though you may feel like you're being wasteful - make an effort NOT to clean your plate. Save some leftovers for the next meal. If it's a healthy meal, share with your pet. Odds are, it will be cheaper than pet food - and eons healthier.
Smaller Meals - More Meals for Weight Loss - Try eating several small meals throughout the day rather than the standard three. This may work to curb appetite in some dieters and may help to boost metabolism. Sample of Smaller Meals Menu for Dieters
Grapefruit May Pose Risks When Combined With Certain Medications - Grapefruit may create some pretty serious side effects when a dieter is on a particular medication. Therefore, if you are on medication, ask your doctor for input to see if/how grapefruit will effect you. The Diet Weighs With Grapefruit
Eating - It's Under Your Control - Stock up on foods that are packaged in individual serving sizes to keep overeating at bay. Learning to control portion sizes as well as the frequency of eating are two major keys to weight loss success.